Advantages of twin rudder system with asymmetric wing section aside a propeller : the new hull form with twin rudders utilizing duct effects

Sasaki, Noriyuki and Atlar, Mehmet and Kuribayashi, Sadatamo (2016) Advantages of twin rudder system with asymmetric wing section aside a propeller : the new hull form with twin rudders utilizing duct effects. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 21 (2). pp. 297-308. ISSN 0948-4280

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    Abstract

    This study presents a new twin rudder system with asymmetric wing section, aside a propeller, as a new category energy saving device (ESD) for ships. The energy saving principle of the new ESD, which is called ‘‘Gate rudder’’, is described and its applicability on a large bulk carrier is explored using experimental and numerical methods. The study makes emphasis on the cost-effectiveness of the proposed ESD and presents a potential energy saving up to 7–8 % with the new device as well as an attractive return investment in 0.37–0.9 year. These estimations are based on the conventional powering methods, whereas the accuracy of the ESD design method is confirmed by model test measurements.